Hotel Bookings for Europe in Google Earth

Just last week I was remarking that it was surprising more online lodging services were not using Google Earth. Well, one of the more established online lodging services for Europe, booking.com, has implemented its own Google Earth implementation. They have a hotel finder network link which lets you zoom over an area (you need to be below 100 km), and it will then load hotels for that area. One thing I was impressed by is they have implemented the GE and web interfaces in several languages (just click on the flag for the language you prefer). Each hotel placemark can contain photos, description, and links to more information including reservation capability. Once you find the hotel you think you like, make sure you zoom in in Google Earth to look at the scenery in the satellite photos. Also, turn on the Google Earth Community layers to see what interesting things are nearby.
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About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was released. He worked in 3D graphics for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank left in 2009 to circumnavigate the earth by sailboat as part of the Tahina Expedition.



Comments

  1. Hey, that’s pretty cool! I have to say that I didn’t know you could really *do* anything with Google Earth except waste several hours playing around on it. But being able to make travel reservations is something huge. I know I’ll be using that feature soon. Thanks for the info.

  2. We also implemented Google maps on our website, it works prety good.

  3. Using google earth on travel web sites is getting more and more popular these days, we used to work with mapquest, but now we are also moving to google maps. It is the future :)

  4. I’m also using on travel web site but I know Istanbul Hotel this recently opened modern and comfortable hotel is centrally located in the heart of the Taksim area of Istanbul, offering a range of deluxe rooms. Have a look at :
    http://www.istanbulbooker.com

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